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This resource section provides a library of publications developed under the Supervised Visitation Program, and it provides links to additional organizations working in the areas of supervised visitation and exchange and domestic violence.


Technical Assistance Bulletin
Justice for Families Technical Assistance Brief: What To Do When …

This brief offers practical tips for visitation and exchange arrangements, suggestions for terms to include in the custody order or parenting plan, and overarching principles to keep in mind when tailoring an order to the…

Ozha Wahbeganniss: Exploring Supervised Visitation & Exchange Ser…

This report reflects the first step in an opportunity to critically think about how supervised visitation and safe exchange services can be crafted and implemented by tribal communities in a manner that offers safety, respect,…

Designing Supervised Visitation and Exchange Centers That Promot …

The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) convened discussion groups of  mothers and fathers who used visitation centers due to domestic violence, convened visitation providers, and received insight from technical assistance…

Voices of Mothers and Fathers

Recommendations about safety and security measures for supervised visitation centers serving families who have experienced domestic violence. This report is a summary of information gathered from conversations with family members that have used supervised visitation…

You can’t be held accountable if you don’t count" The Impact …

Futures Without Violence surveyed communities to identify: lessons learned, obstacles to implementation, and to develop next steps for deepening our work with women, men and children using supervised visitation and safe exchange programs. Key findings…

Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions

This document provides an overview of judicial ethics advisory opinions specific to supervised visitation issues.

Case Law on Supervised Visitation or Exchange Issues in Cases Inv…

This document provides an overview of supervised visitation and domestic violence cases published in the last three years.

Laws Pertaining to Supervised Visitation and Exchange

This document provides an overview of state laws containing supervised visitation provisions and provisions that protect against abduction, provisions authorizing the establishment of supervised visitation centers, and provisions mandating domestic violence training for supervised visitation…

Resource Guide for Advocates and Attorneys on Interpretation Serv…

These guidelines focus on court interpretation for domestic and sexual violence victims with limited English proficiency


Supervised Visitation Specific Information

  • Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
    The Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program (FVDR) of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women to support supervised visitation program communities in their efforts to increase their ability to assist families experiencing domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence. The FVDR provides communities with training on court-related, collaborative practice issues; tailored consultation on collaborating with the courts; and access to information on best practices for court and community collaboration.
  • Futures Without Violence
    Futures Without Violence (Futures) operates, among other programs, the Children and Families Program that focuses on improving community and system responses to children and their families experiencing domestic violence or child maltreatment. Futures works with domestic violence programs, batterer intervention programs, family and juvenile courts, responsible fatherhood groups, child welfare agencies, supervised visitation centers, and community organizers to influence and form effective collaborations and build partnerships to promote safe and healthy families.
  • Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
    The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, provides national leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women through implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Created in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies, and practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Currently, OVW administers two formula grant programs and 17 discretionary grant programs, which were established under VAWA and subsequent legislation, including the Justice for Families Supervised Visitation Program.
  • Supervised Visitation Network
    The Supervised Visitation Network (SVN) is an international membership organization of professionals who provide supervised visitation and access services to families. SVN provides services and resources for agencies, individuals, and members, including opportunities for networking, information sharing, and training.

General Domestic Violence Information

These links are provided solely as a convenience to the user. Inclusion of these links is in no way an endorsement of the websites or contents of said websites by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice or the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K023 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this website/publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice or the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.